Monday, October 22, 2007

Big Smoke

As you no doubt have heard, we are having a little problem with fire in San Diego county.

I, of course, rode the bike to work today.

Actually, it wasn't bad, just a bit irritating to the eye and throat. A pleasant smell of burning wood. Except it wasn't a fireplace, it was the WHOLE EAST COUNTY!!! AGAIN!

2007Oct22Fire RESIZED 001
('member to click to pics to visit my zooomr page and see larger images.)

That's not haze, that's smoke to the southeast.

2007Oct22Fire  RESIZED  004

A little later in the morning looking to the north-ish at Cowles Mountain. Which is not on fire. Yet. I don't know how much has been burned, but I heard 200,000 acres, but I can't verify that. LATER: Yes, I can verify that!

2007Oct22Fire  RESIZED  005

Shows the clear blue sky over San Carlos (San Diego). You wouldn't think that 250,000 people have been asked/told to evacuate their homes!

2007Oct22Fire  RESIZED  006

Looking to the east this afternoon, looks ominous!! The Governator is sending 1,200 National Guard troops to help out.

2007Oct22Fire  RESIZED  007

Looking towards the south over the hump at Baltimore and El Cajon Blvd. Smoke is quite a ways to the south, but note the blue sky above! So different from the last fire. That was a yellow haze, like a yellow fog, with ash falling on everything.

The mayor is asking people to stay off their cell phones, and stay off the freeways. Time to fire up the two-meter HT!

Oh, yeah, bike stuff. Two rude people today, one apparently could not see my BIG LIGHT and BIG STROBE in the DARK this morning, tried to BACK out of a driveway into me, just after pulling INTO said driveway. Moran. The other rude-o drifted into the bike lane a bit much on a curve this afternoon.

Work is canceled tomorrow, so no bike ride.

Hope the wind doesn't change for us, hope it changes to the fire fighter's advantage.

I had something hysterically funny I thought of while talking to my daughter this afternoon, but I forget what it was. Alas.


Kiril, The Cycling Dude said...

Great pictures!

Stay safe!

I'm 8 miles from the Irvine fire, and that fire is dangerously close to the popular Mountains to Sea Bike Trail.

BTW, there has been a slight change in my Blog URl that you might want to update! ;-D

Deanne said...

Thought I'd take a break from listening to the radio and from all the news about the fires. I'm looking out my kitchen window right now and it's covered with ash. The winds in my neighborhood are quite still. Haven't gone outside today other than to let the dogs out to do their business. Even they know it's not good to go outside today as they've only asked to go out once today.

Search This Blog

Squeakycyclist's shared items


Profile for squeakycyclist

Blog Archive

About Me


"flat tire" (9) lights (3) "pet peeve" (2) headlight (2) rocks (2) "Bike Ride" cold (1) "Blue Angels" (1) "Critical Mass" (1) "Eddy Merkx" (1) "Fat Cyclist" jersey "Twin Six" (1) "Harbison Canyon" (1) "Junk food" "pink jersey" (1) "San Diego fire" (1) "Seikima II" "found stuff" (1) "Stella Artois" beer (1) "bike to work day" (1) "cactus flower" "guy showing" (1) "cell phone" (1) "chain lube" (1) "donut star" "cop car" sunflower "invisible aeroplane" (1) "energy bars" (1) "flat tire" "bicycle lights" (1) "flat tire" tubes (1) "fuel shutoff switch" (1) "giant veins" blink (1) "greek streets" (1) "inertia switch" (1) "mop refill" (1) "road rash" (1) "rubber ducky" (1) "safety check" (1) "thin blood" patches (1) "tire repair" (1) "torrey pines" cans flat (1) "wax flowers" (1) ;lint shoes (1) Amsterdam (1) Bike To Work Day (1) Bobke John Coleman Steve (1) Cannondale (1) Easter crane frame (1) Gmaps Bikely (1) Headsweat (1) Mercedes Unimog (1) Moon "giant clevis" "lunette ring" truck Smart "electrical safety" (1) Peeps pump (1) Plews (1) Pre-Oktoberfest (1) Presta tubes (1) RHUBARB (1) San Diego Velodrome paradigm shift beer (1) Schwinn "Ye Olde Bicycle Shoppe" "bird poop": (1) Schwinn headset (1) Trek Terry Velodrome Dick Blick Aaron Brothers Michael's (1) Yeti (1) adapter (1) aerial antenna (1) ammonite (1) bagel dial calipers chain wear hairy legs (1) bees (1) bicycle bicycling books reading (1) bicycle bicycling recycling grease (1) bicycle chain (1) bicycle helmet (1) bicycle safety (1) bicycle signs laws (1) bike lanes (1) bikepr0n Magna "Black Wind" bicycle nipple fart (1) birdbarn (1) blessings (1) blimp Bentley (1) brakes (1) can rocks (1) cans (1) cans sprouts (1) chili (1) clouds (1) clownsuits (1) cookies "flat tire" "bike path" (1) cow (1) cow "journalistic integrity" hemroids (1) crane (1) dog fog headset (1) duck (1) email "knockout seals" "monster cruiser" (1) excuses (1) fish tire (1) flag (1) flowers "manhole cover" (1) funny signs shoe hill cell phones (1) gO (1) gloves pedals crane (1) honk (1) hubcap (1) idjits (1) keys "bike lanes" (1) keys rocks shells (1) levers (1) lock (1) lube Landis (1) mileage "bike log" (1) milestone odometer (1) motorcyclist Citroen (1) odometer (1) otay (1) otay river valley (1) pizza starbucks coffee lake murray helmet mirror (1) poop kite (1) quail (1) rabbit (1) rack yingers (1) rocks books signs (1) rocks upsidedown (1) seats (1) shay jeep caramate UCSD (1) snot "found money" "italian handkerchief" (1) socks (1) spider "Hawaian shirt" (1) sunglasses (1) sunglasses "Grand Canyon" Cairo Egypt sweating pig clouds (1) tire (1) tire Thermopylae "Cutty Sark" (1) tire pressure jamis (1) train (1) tubes (1) tweezers (1) weight (1)